4th Saturday in February 

Foster & District
Agricultural Show

4th Saturday in February

Saturday 22nd February 2020

  • Delicious jams and preserves in the Pavilion
    Delicious jams and preserves in the Pavilion
  • Carnival fun on the dodgem cars
    Carnival fun on the dodgem cars
  • Beautiful fresh produce in the pavilion
    Beautiful fresh produce in the pavilion
  • Hay bale art competition
    Hay bale art competition
  • Dog High Jump
    Dog High Jump
  • Silage Competition
    Silage Competition
  • Cattle competitions
    Cattle competitions
  • Slices entered in the baking section of the pavilion
    Slices entered in the baking section of the pavilion
  • Sheaftossing
  • Merry Go Round carnival fun
    Merry Go Round carnival fun

What's New in 2020?

Celebrating 150 Years of Foster at Foster's 112th Show! 

Don't miss our special show display at the Foster Historical Society featuring some highlights from previous shows. Memorabilia will be on display until just after this year's show. 

On Farm Challenges 

We understand it's not always easy to bring exhibits to the show...so this year we're coming to you! We're looking for South Gippsland's Best Commercial Dairy Cow, Best Silage and Best Hay Bale Artwork. Visit the "On Farm Challenges" page under "Competitions" for conditions and entry forms. 

2020 Horse Judges Announced!

Section B - Harness: Mr David Tullock

Section C - Led Ring: Ms Rebecca Brady

Section D - Ring 1 Ridden: Ms Julie Broom

Section E - Ring 2 Ridden: Ms Lauren O'Doherty

Section F - Pony Club: Mr Paul Seuren

Section G - HRCAV: Ms Maralyn Smithett

Section H - Show Jumping: Ms Bev Shandley 

Foster Show Woodchop

Thanks to the Foster & Toora Community Bank we're excited to host a crowd favourite woodchopping competition at the 2020 Foster Show! Run by the South & Central Gippsland Axeman's Association it's sure to be an action-packed, must-see event. Running between approx 10am - 3pm on Show Day. 

Felix the Magician

Magic isn't just for kids! Be sure to check out Felix, amongst other free attractions, on show day. 

Old Favourites

Exhibit Shed Competitions

What's a country show without a pavilion? We have been fortunate in recent years to show off a well supported pavilion with lots of craft, fresh produce and baking. Become a show affiliate for FREE entry to pavilion classes in 2020! 

Pet Parade Competition

Pet Parade

Do you think your pet has the fluffiest tail? Or maybe the biggest beak? Some new classes will feature at the 2020 show including Best Fancy Dressed Pet. Why not bring them along to compete in the Foster Show Pet Parade for your chance to take home your very own Foster Show Prize Ribbon!

Why our Show is so special

The Foster Show is a celebration of agriculture, the foundation of many families and businesses in South Gippsland. We're proud to offer an event true to what country shows started as - a showcase of the best stock, produce and crafts in the district and the opportunity for locals to catch up with old mates and check out what's new in farming and their community. 

Regardless of age, gender or background, there's something for everyone at the Foster Show. After the kids have checked out their winnings in the pavilion competitions there's plenty of free entertainment on offer including Bricks 4 Kidz and face painting; the pet parade and; the animal nursery so they can get up close and personal with their favourite furry friends. The adults get a chance to get away from the house or work for the day, catch up with friends, compare downfalls and successes of the last year and check out what local businesses have to offer. Whilst the oldies are their to steal the show in the pavilion with their second to none preserves and knitting, they also get the opportunity to reminisce on their days on the farm or riding their pony to school as they stroll down the Avenue of Agriculture. 

If that hasn't sold it for you, spending the day at the Foster Show is simply a great way to show your support of agriculture in Australia and your local community. The people of Foster have loved their show for over 100 years and they're excited to share it with you! 

Getting Here

Foster Showgrounds, Station Rd, Foster

From Melbourne

Travel east on the South Gippsland Hwy towards Yarram. Turn right towards the township of Foster. Turn left at the main intersection (Station Rd). The Showgrounds are located on the left before the South Gippsland Hospital. 

From Yarram

Travel west on the South Gippsland Hwy towards Melbourne. Turn left towards the township of Foster. Turn left at the main intersection (Station Rd). The Showgrounds are located on the left before the South Gippsland Hospital. 

Public Transport 

Whilst a car is by far the best way to explore South Gippsland, the VLine Bus travels between Foster and Melbourne a few times each day.